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Help Choose New Playground Equipment for Horner Park

Horner Park has been selected as one of the recipients of a new Chicago Plays! playground to be completed by 2017. Mayor Emanuel’s Chicago Plays! playground renovation program was launched in the spring of 2013 by the Mayor, who announced that over the next five years, the Chicago Park District will rebuild, repair and/or refurbish […]

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Chicago River Day, May 10th

HPAC is excited to partner once again with Friends of the Chicago River to support Chicago River Day. Please join us this Saturday, May 10th, from 9:00 AM until noon for the annual River Day Cleanup. We will be working at Jacob Park (4674 N. Virginia Ave) and Sunken Garden Park (4500 N. Virginia Ave) this […]

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2014 Earth Day Cleanup in the Parks

Saturday, April 26, 9 a.m. to noon Heads up for the 25th annual, county-wide Earth Day cleanup coordinated by Friends of the Parks. Our neighborhood parks serve as cornerstones of our community, and we encourage you to REGISTER below to be one of the day’s volunteers. Please come out and join your neighbors in this fun effort! […]

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Stewardship of Our Parks

Many Ravenswood Manor residents use our local parks, including Ravenswood Manor Park, Buffalo Park, and of course, Horner Park. But did you know that all of our parks need some local “TLC” each year? The Horner Park Advisory Council has a Stewardship Committee, and each year, it seeks volunteers to help keep our parks clean […]

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TreeKeeper Spring class

TreeKeepers is a volunteer program of Openlands dedicated to the care of Chicago’s urban forest.  An eight-week class (3 hours per week), passing of practical and written exams, and 24 hours of volunteer activity are required for TreeKeeper certification. Class topics include pruning, mulching, tree identification, planting, history, construction and soil issues, tree diseases and […]

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New bus stop requested

February 4, 2014 Alderman Deb Mell 33rd Ward Office 3649 N. Kedzie Chicago, IL 60618 Dear Alderman Mell, The Horner Park Advisory Council recently inquired about the frequently vandalized and outdated bus shelter on Montrose Ave. near the northern tennis courts at Horner Park. After some discussion over relocating unused shelters located elsewhere in the […]

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Jacob-adjacent CTA Land Parcel thank you

September 23, 2013 to: Forrest Claypool, President, Chicago Transit Authority Alderman Patrick O’Connor, 40th Ward Mike Kelly, General Supt. / CEO, Chicago Park District Dear Sirs, On behalf of the Horner Park Advisory Council I want to thank you for your leadership and assistance in the sale of the CTA property immediately south of Jacob Playlot to the Chicago Park […]

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Jacob Park Community Workday

New Jacob Park Chicago Plays! equipment

Friday, Sept. 27, 2-6pm Jacob Park, 4674 N. Virginia, Chicago, IL  Calling all neighbors! Volunteers needed!  Friends of Jacob Park, the Chicago Park District, Friends of the Parks, and the Horner Park Advisory Council are looking for 35 adult volunteers to help spread the new “Fibar” wood chips and celebrate the opening of the new playground. Come […]

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Horner Park Tree Survey documents

The following survey of Horner Park’s trees was conducted in March of 2002: Horner Park Tree Survey – Park Inventory Horner Park Tree Survey – Park Plan Horner Park Tree Survey – Streambank Inventory Horner Park Tree Survey – Streambank Plan

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Chicago River Day 2013

Chicago River Day 2013 at Horner Park

A big thanks to everyone who came out to lend a hand with riverbank cleanup efforts at Horner and our other neighborhood parks for Chicago River Day 2013! More than 25 people showed up at Horner to volunteer their time and energy pulling a small mountain of trash from the river’s banks. See photos from […]

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July 2017 Meeting Minutes

Meeting called to order 7:10pm Introductions/Attendance  Peter Schlossman, President Diane Sutliffe, Co-treasurer • Gretchen Helmreich, Co-treasurer Kevin Anderson, former treasurer […]

Horner Park Pottery Sale – Saturday, September 23, 2017

  This is our second year of sharing our really, really locally made artwork with our neighbors and friends! Bowls, […]

June 2017 Meeting Minutes

Horner Park Advisory Council Meeting Minutes June 5, 2017 In attendance:  Peter Schlossman, President John O’Connell Kevin Anderson, Co-Treasurer Carol […]

Horner BrewFest 2017

See you on Friday, July 14th at Horner Park from 6-10pm! Our inaugural brew fest benefiting the sustainability initiatives of the Horner Park Advisory Council is Friday, […]

May 2017 Meeting Minutes

HPAC Minutes Monday, 5/1/17 Attendance: Peter Schlossman, President Diane Sutliff, Co-Secretary Lisa Cleveland, Co-Treasurer John O’Connell Alan Mueller, RMIA Gretchen […]

April 2017 Meeting Minutes

Horner Park Advisory Council Minutes  April 3, 2017 Attendance: Peter Schlossman, President Amy Jahnke, Co-Secretary Deb Groh, Horner Park Supervisor […]